Researchers Gather, Preserve Timbuktu Manuscripts Tens of thousands of manuscripts dating back to 13th century west Africa have been found in Timbuktu, Mali. Michael Gomez talks about efforts to gather and preserve the artifacts.
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Researchers Gather, Preserve Timbuktu Manuscripts

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Researchers Gather, Preserve Timbuktu Manuscripts

Researchers Gather, Preserve Timbuktu Manuscripts

Researchers Gather, Preserve Timbuktu Manuscripts

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Tens of thousands of manuscripts dating back to 13th century west Africa have been found in Timbuktu, Mali. Michael Gomez, chair of New York University's history department, talks with Farai Chideya about efforts to gather and preserve the artifacts.